The Endeavour has been the nemesis of the Toyota Fortuner since the beginning. Recently, a new generation of the Endeavour was spied on test in Australia. Here, we have a render done by SRK Designs at IAB. The render has been done on the recent spy shots and it gives us an idea about how the new generation of Endeavour might look like.
We can see that the front fascia of the render is all-new and is a big departure from the current Endeavour. The front has some design elements from the F-150 pick-up truck that Ford sells in the international markets. The artist has used similar C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps. There is a thick slat that runs across the whole front and houses the Ford logo in the centre and lights at the end. There are also some LED units in the lower half of the C-shaped Daytime Running Lamp. There is a rugged bumper with an air dam in the centre and LED projector fog lamps towards the side. The bonnet is flat and the overall design still retains the boxy nature of a SUV.
At the side, we can see big wheel arches with plastic cladding over them. The SUV runs on blacked-out alloy wheels. It also comes with roof rails and turns indicators on the outside rearview mirrors. The rear of the SUV has not been rendered. Having said that, this is just an imagination of the artist, the final version of the Endeavour would look different than this render.
The new Endeavour will come with a twin-turbocharged version of the current 2.0-litre diesel engine. The engine would produce 217 PS of max power and 500 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered only with a 10-speed automatic gearbox. When compared the current Endeavour produces 170 PS of max power and 420 Nm of peak torque. Ford is doing the right thing by upgrading the engine specs because currently, the Endeavour is the least powerful SUV in its segment. Ford would also offer a 4×4 drivetrain on the higher variants.
The manufacturer will not bring back the previous 3.2-litre, five-cylinder diesel engine because of the emission norms. There is a strong cult following behind this engine because of its torquey nature. The engine used to produce 197 bhp of max power and 420 Nm of peak torque. It was offered only with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. There was also a more affordable 2.2-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine available that would produce 158 bhp of max power and 385 Nm of peak torque. This engine was also discontinued and replaced by the current 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine.
In the international market, Ford will also offer a V6 diesel engine and a 2.3-litre plug-in hybrid petrol engine. The V6 diesel would produce 252 PS of max power and 600 Nm of peak torque. The plug-in hybrid would produce 367 PS of max power and 680 Nm of peak torque. This engine would not be available at the launch but will be added later to the line-up. The new Endeavour is going to launch in 2022 and it should arrive in our country by late 2022.